Sir Jhon

 
 

Blog - The Journey

Re-entry into the Musical atmosphere

I've never divulged much about myself, but have been told that people want to know "stuff".

So I am going to open up and "share".  

 

Bear with me a brief background/explanation is required. 

 

As some of you know I was a touring musician that struggled with an autoimmune condition for many years.   It eventually got to the point I had to give up touring because of the disease.  I then dove into researching and learning all I could about health and wellness.  By making changes to my diet, sleep, and other lifestyle choices I was able to get off all medication and now live symptom free.  

 

While I was regaining my health my dear godmother, Aunt Lulu was losing her life to cancer.  It was a slow, excruciating four year fight.  We buried Aunt Lulu in February of 2018 and found out just two weeks later that my dad had been diagnosed with cancer.  His bout with the disease was much shorter and we buried him right after Thanksgiving in 2018.  

 

A family friend told me that my dad said he was "proud of me for following my own path in life, and playing and recording music, without concern of financial gain.  I never knew!  Music was never a big part of my dad's life, and he was far less than enthused when, at the age of 19, I dropped out of Duquesne University to pursue a life in music.  

 

The previous backdrop of biographical information has been provided so that you may better understand my mission.  For 2 years I have not been playing much and I have not performed, but after learning about my dad's pride in my choices I am recommitting to a life in music.

 

My first steps on this path may be rocky, but I invite you to take them with me.  I have begun playing more, writing new material, and have started looking for members to bring my musical vision to life.  I will be blogging, and posting pix and videos documenting my progress as well as struggles. 

 

I could never give up playing music even if it became only a rare occurrence in a distracted, busy life.  But now I have a new reason and motivation to actively play and pursue music with the passion it deserves.  I'm embarking on this journey not just for myself but for my dad, Aunt Lulu, my sister, my nephew, and Donny (my friend and first teacher who passed away in 2017).  

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